Cuba Gooding Jr. Net Worth
As of April 2022, Cuba Gooding Jr. has a net worth of around $15 Million. He is a famous Actor, Film Producer, and Voice actor in the US-nation. He is best known for receiving an academy award for the portrayal of Rod Tidwell in the film Jerry Maguire.
He had his first breakthrough role as Tre Styles in Boyz n the Hood in 1991 and received huge fame. Since then, he has appeared in many movies.
|Full Name||Cuba Mark Gooding Jr.|
|Date of Birth||January 2, 1968|
|Birth Place||Bronx, New York, USA|
|Profession||Actor, Writer, Director, Producer|
|Height||5 ft 10 in or 1.78 m|
|Weight||76 kg or 167 lbs|
|Father||Cuba Gooding Jr.|
|Net Worth||$15 million (approx.)|
Cuba Gooding Jr. Movies and TV Shows
A few of his best movies and tv shows are:-
- Boyz n the Hood (1991)
- Outbreak (1995)
- Jerry Maguire (1996)
- As Good as It Gets (1997)
- What Dreams May Come (1998)
- Men Of Honor (2000)
- American Gangster (2007)
- The Butler (2013)
- The Tuskegee Airmen (1995)
- Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story (2009)
- Firelight (2012)
- American Crime Story: The People v O.J. Simpson (2016)
Early Life, Family, and Education
On January 2, 1968, Cuba Gooding jr was born in the Bronx, New York City. His mother, Shirley Sullivan is a singer, and his father, Cuba Gooding Sr. was a vocalist of Soul Group The Main Ingredient. He has three siblings: Omar, April, and Thomas.
Cuba’s family decided to move to Los Angeles in 1972 because his father’s music group had their best hit single Everybody Plays the Fool. Cuba was taken care of by his mother. He attended four different schools due to his unsettled family. But after two years, when his family moved to L.A., he left the family.
Cuba Gooding Jr began his film career as a breakdancer and performed with Lionel Richie at the closing ceremonies of the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles. He had some guest-starring roles on shows like Hill Street Blues, Amen, and MacGyver. He also had a small role in the popular comedy Coming to America in 1988.
Cuba got his first major role in John Singleton’s crime drama Byz in the Hood in 1991. Following his success with other films like A few Good Men, Gladiator, Judgement Night, Lightning Jack, and Outbreak.
Cuba reached a new level of success when he portrayed the role of a football player in the sports comedy Jerry Maguire with co-star Tom Cruise in 1996. The movie was a huge victory, ticketing an Oscar award to Cuba Gooding and a nomination for best picture.
Cuba had its ups and downs in the late 90s with its appearance in movies like As Good as it Gets, What Dreams May Come, Men of Honor, Rat Race, The Fighting Temptations, Snow Dogs, Chill Factor, Boat Trip, and Daddy Day Camp.
Later he worked in some direct-to-DVD films like The Ben Carson Story, American Gangster, Red Tails, The Butler, Machete Kills, etc. But he faced disappointment as they were more critically ignored than his other theatrical or television releases.
Cuba Gooding was madly in love with Sara Kapfer, a girl from his high school. They decided to marry in 1994. The couple had three children: Spencer Gooding, Piper Gooding, and Mason Gooding. But Sara filed for legal separation in 2014, and finally, she got divorced from Gooding in 2017.
As of August 2020, Cuba Gooding has been charged for forcible touching and sexual abuse with 30 different women since his career began. He was accused of raping a woman twice in a Hotel Room in New York in 2013.
On April 12, 2022, He admitted in front of the judge that he forcibly touched a woman at LAVO New York nightclub, and he kissed the waitress on her lips without her consent 2018.
Awards and Nominations
- Academy Award for Best Support Actor (1996)
- Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance in a Supporting role (1996)
- Critics’ Choice Movie Award for Best Supporting Actor (1996)
- Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actor (1996)
- Camie Award (2003)
- Image Award for Oustanding Award for Lead Actor in a motion picture (1995)
- NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture (1995)
- Golden Globe Awards (1991)
- Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actor (1991)
- BET Award for Best Actor (2000)
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That was all about Cuba Gooding Jr.’s biography.